1. deild

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1. deild
Country Faroe Islands
Confederation UEFA
Founded 1943
Number of teams 10
Levels on pyramid 2
Promotion to Faroe Islands Premier League
Relegation to 2. deild
Domestic cup(s) Faroe Islands Cup
Current champions TB Tvøroyri (3rd title)
Most championships B36 Tórshavn II (12 titles)
2014 1. deild

1. deild is the second tier of football in the Faroe Islands, it was founded in 1943. The league is organised by the Faroe Islands Football Association.

It was previously called 2. deild and has been known as 1. deild since 2005, because the top division was renamed Formuladeildin for sponsorship reasons.

It currently has 10 participating clubs. At the end of each season, two teams are relegated and two promoted from what is now the Second Division, pending the fact that the winning team in any given division does not already have a senior team in the division it is being promoted to. In such cases the team that finished second will be promoted in its stead. If a team is relegated to a division where one of its teams are already playing, the second best team will move one division down, thereby saving another team from relegation.


The league was founded in 1943 and was named Meðaldeildin (The Middle Division): this was 1 year after the founding of the First Division (Meistaradeildin). There was no promotion and relegation system at the time, and the two leagues operated separately from each other. This was partly because Meðaldeildin was mostly made up of B teams from the clubs in the Meistaradeildin. One year after all leagues had to be suspended due to the occupation of the Faroe Islands by the British Army. The league then resumed the season after. From 1943 to 1975 it was called Meðaldeildin, then the league structure changed in 1976. The Meistaradeildin was renamed 1. deild and the Meðaldeildin was renamed 2. deild. Also from that season onwards, the top clubs in 2. deild were promoted to 1. deild. The first club to be promoted was Fram Tórshavn after they won the division for the first time in their history, though they finished bottom of 1. deild the following season and were relegated back into 2. deild. The latest change to the league was made in 2005, when 1. deild was renamed as Formuladeildin for sponsorship reasons; 2. Deild adopted the name of 1. Deild; the third tier was renamed 2. Deild and the fourth tier became 3. Deild.

Clubs for the 2014 season[edit]

1. deild seasons[edit]

Season Champion Runner-up Top goalscorer
1943 HB Tórshavn II
1944 No tournament
1945 KÍ Klaksvík II
1946 Royn Hvalba
1947 B36 Tórshavn II
1948 TB Tvøroyri II
1949 KÍ Klaksvík II
1950 B36 Tórshavn II
1951 KÍ Klaksvík II
1952 B36 Tórshavn II
1953 KÍ Klaksvík II
1954 KÍ Klaksvík II
1955 B36 Tórshavn II
1956 KÍ Klaksvík II
1957 B36 Tórshavn II
1958 B36 Tórshavn II
1959 KÍ Klaksvík II
1960 SÍF Sandavágur
1961 B36 Tórshavn II
1962 B36 Tórshavn II
1963 KÍ Klaksvík II
1964 VB Vágur
1965 B36 Tórshavn II
1966 HB Tórshavn II
1967 B36 Tórshavn II
1968 B36 Tórshavn II
1969 SÍ Sørvágur
1970 SÍF Sandavágur
1971 B36 Tórshavn II
1972 KÍ Klaksvík II
1973 SÍF Sandavágur
1974 KÍ Klaksvík II
1975 KÍ Klaksvík II
1976 Fram Tórshavn B68 Toftir
1977 MB Miðvágur HB Tórshavn II
1978 NSÍ Runavík Royn Hvalba
1979 GÍ Gøta B68 Toftir
1980 B68 Toftir Royn Hvalba
1981 Leirvík ÍF MB Miðvágur
1982 MB Miðvágur NSÍ Runavík
1983 NSÍ Runavík Royn Hvalba
1984 ÍF Fuglafjørður Royn Hvalba
1985 B36 Tórshavn Royn Hvalba
1986 VB Vágur ÍF Fuglafjørður
1987 ÍF Fuglafjørður B36 Tórshavn
1988 B71 Sandoy SÍF Sandavágur
1989 MB Miðvágur TB Tvøroyri
1990 NSÍ Runavík SÍ Sumba
1991 B71 Sandoy SÍF Sandavágur Faroe Islands Torkil Nielsen (SÍF, 13 goals)
1992 Leirvík ÍF ÍF Fuglafjørður Faroe Islands Kaj Eli Olsen (LÍF, 17 goals)
1993 NSÍ Runavík EB/Streymur Faroe Islands Jack Jacobsen (NSÍ, 14 goals)
1994 VB Vágur FS Vágar Faroe Islands John Olsen (LÍF, 14 goals)
1995 HB Tórshavn II ÍF Fuglafjørður Faroe Islands Eyðolvur Reinert-Petersen (ÍF, 16 goals)
1996 NSÍ Runavík HB Tórshavn II Faroe Islands René Thomsen (Sumba, 15 goals)
1997 SÍ Sumba B36 Tórshavn II Serbia Aleksandar Radosavljević (TB, 23 goals)
1998 B71 Sandoy Leirvík ÍF Faroe Islands Eli Hentze (B71, 15 goals)
1999 FS Vágar Leirvík ÍF Faroe Islands Birgir Joensen (FS Vágar, 21 goals)
2000 EB/Streymur ÍF Fuglafjørður Faroe Islands Eyðun Samuelsen (HB II, 14 goals)
2001 TB Tvøroyri Skála ÍF Faroe Islands Jan Berg Jørgensen (ÍF, 13 goals)
2002 FS Vágar B71 Sandoy Faroe Islands Birgir Jørgensen (VB II, 14 goals)
2003 ÍF Fuglafjørður TB Tvøroyri Faroe Islands Kaj Roest (TB, 12 goals)
2004 TB Tvøroyri B71 Sandoy Serbia Aleksandar Radosavljević (Royn, 16 goals)
Faroe Islands Jónsvein Thomsen (B71, 16 goals)
Faroe Islands Sonny B. Johansen (FS Vágar, 16 goals)
2005 B68 Toftir B71 Sandoy Faroe Islands Súni Fríði Barbá (AB, 31 goals)
2006 B71 Sandoy AB Argir Brazil Clayton Nascimento (B71, 27 goals)
2007 B68 Toftir ÍF Fuglafjørður Faroe Islands Dánial Hansen (B68, 22 goals)
2008 07 Vestur AB Argir Faroe Islands Tróndur Sigurðsson (AB, 25 goals)
2009 VB/Sumba B71 Sandoy Faroe Islands Jón Krosslá Poulsen (VB/Sumba, 25 goals)
2010 07 Vestur KÍ Klaksvík Faroe Islands Jens Erik Rasmussen (07 Vestur, 17 goals)
2011 FC Suðuroy TB Tvøroyri Faroe Islands John T. Poulsen (FC Suðuroy, 27 goals)
2012 07 Vestur AB Argir Faroe Islands Bjartur Kjærbo (AB, 20 goals)
2013 B68 Toftir Skála ÍF Faroe Islands Jonleif Højgaard (B68, 24 goals)
2014 TB Tvøroyri FC Suðuroy Faroe Islands Patrik Johannesen (FC Suðuroy, 17 goals)

Performance by team[edit]

Team Titles Last title
B36 Tórshavn II 12 1971
KÍ Klaksvík II 11 1975
NSÍ Runavík 5 1996
B68 Toftir 4 2013
B71 Sandoy 2006
TB Tvøroyri 3 2014
07 Vestur 2012
ÍF Fuglafjørður 2003
HB Tórshavn II 1995
VB Vágur 1994
MB Miðvágur 1989
SÍF Sandavágur 1973
FS Vágar 2 2002
Leirvík ÍF 1992
FC Suðuroy 1 2011
VB/Sumba 2009
EB/Streymur 2000
SÍ Sumba 1997
B36 Tórshavn 1985
GÍ Gøta 1979
Fram Tórshavn 1976
SÍ Sørvágur 1969
TB Tvøroyri II 1948
Royn Hvalba 1946

In bold the clubs currently playing in 1. deild. In italics the clubs that no longer exist.

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